Eamonn B. Shanahan 2018-03-20T22:16:31+00:00
Eamonn B. Shanahan
Eamonn B. ShanahanProducer/Director

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint

Edward Hopper

Eamonn B. Shanahan is an  artist and theatre maker from Ireland. His strong work ethic is motivated by his passion for the arts and its’ further continuance and development. Motivating and curating arts projects, supporting and developing collaborating artists and participating in the evolution of cultural landscapes are the very premise for his drive.

He graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in June 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Fine Art. Primarily, his practice focused on lens based media experimenting with Screen Dance and perceived reality. While in Cork, Eamonn began to establish himself as an artistic director and arts producer. He produced two major exhibitions including: “Are We There Yet?” in 2013, a multidisciplinary arts exhibition that featured 64 artists and hosted a programme of 6 performances throughout the event; following this he co-chaired his BA degree show exhibition “Na hOibreacha (The Works)” in 2014.

Eamonn continued his education in 2014 at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London where he completed his Master of Arts in Creative Producing  and Theatre Studies. This intensive course delved into the depths of arts management and creative entrepreneurship while also engaging with advanced study in performance research, archiving and understanding a deeper knowledge of the current cultural landscape. This MA led Eamonn to the English National Opera where he worked as assistant producer and company manager with the ENO Baylis department, working on their Opera Works programme.

Eamonn’s interest in theatre ignited as a member of Phoenix Productions when he started in 2007. Eamonn performed in many of there productions until he became producer/production manager and marketing designer for their subsequent productions most recently ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ (2015) and ‘Cats’ (2017) . While in university Eamonn continued his work in theatre with CIT Musical Society as artistic director and co-producer on three productions: ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ (2011); ‘A New Brain’ (2011 & 2012); and ‘Into the Woods’ (2013). Eamonn began working with The Irish College of Music Theatre from their establishment in 2014 as marketing designer and photographer. He consequentally worked on their productions of ‘Cabaret’ (2015) and ‘Putting it Together’ (2016). While assistant producer and company manager at the English National Opera, Eamonn worked on their Opera Works production of ‘Landscapes’ (2015). Eamonn directed and co-produced The Source Arts Centre’s pantomime ‘Aladdin’. He was director’s assistant on ‘The Chastitute’ at the Gaeity Theatre and administrator on City Theatre Dublin’sThe Matchmaker’ and ‘The Successful TD’. Eamonn was most recently  director/producer  on the World Premiere of Billie Traynor’s play ‘Beryl & Eejit’ (2017) at Theatre Upstairs, Dublin and directed the CIT Musical Society Irish Premiere of ‘Bad Girls’ (2018).

Eamonn’s artistic practice continues as a curator, photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer having worked with such artists as Molly Lynch, Amanda Neri, The Key Notes, Derby Browne, Lisa Lambe, Voci Nuove, Catherine Daly, The Rock All Stars, Rob Vickers, Teachers’ Musical Society, Briony O’Toole, Opera in the Open, Down Syndrome Ireland, Harlequin Opera Company, 1000 Beasts and Cian Sweeney among others.

In 2014 Eamonn’s debut short film ‘Workspace’ toured galleries around Ireland including Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford; Alliance Francaise, Cork; and The Source Arts Centre, Thurles. Over the past number of years he as developed a collection of oil, acrylic and pencil artworks of which he will exhibit for the first time in 2018.

In 2015 Eamonn established his production company Poppin Productions with the primary intention of developing original Irish work. In August 2015, he produced and directed a contemporary dance workshop based on an Irish Concept Album entitled Duodeca collaborating with Cian MacSuibhne, Briony O’ Toole and Aileen Coffey. This production enjoyed its’ first workshop in August 2015. Eamonn is passionate about encouraging new audiences and engaging as many people as possible to the arts. As part of this ethos he has created and delivered three courses that include: ‘Let’s Create’, a workshop for children on creating stories through different art forms. ‘Storymaking with Film’, an intensive course that looks at the principals of the practical and artistic elements of the filmmaking process. ‘Don’t Think, Play’, a course designed for educators that looks at applying creative learning to literacy. Eamonn is currently filming his first documentary web-series ‘The Artist’s Journey’ releasing online in April 2018.

  • MA in Creative Producing
    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
    London, United Kingdom
    2014-2015
  • BA in Fine Art
    Crawford College of Art and Design
    Cork, Ireland
    2010-2014
  • Creative Entrepreneurship Certificate
    European Creative Futures
    Oslo, Norway
    2013
  • Solo Exhibition at Alliance Fracaise Cork (2014)
  • Group Exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts (2014)
  • Group exhibition at Cork Film Centre (2014)
  • 4*Stars from the Irish Examiner for ‘Na hOibreacha’ (2014)
  • 4*Stars from the Irish Examiner for ‘Are we there yet?’ (2013)
  • Transition Year Distinction Award (2008)
  • Nominated for Credit Union Person of the Year Award (2009)
  • George Willoughby Cultural Award (Awarded by Secondary School) (2010)
  • Best New Society Award – for CIT CSM Musical Society as P.R.O. Manager and Artistic Director (2011)
  • Best Event Award – for CIT CSM Musical Society as P.R.O. Manager and Artistic Director for ‘A New Brain’ (2011/12)
  • Best Poster Award – for CIT CSM Musical Society for ‘A New Brain’ (2011/12)
THEATRE PRODUCTION
2018 Bad Girls Irish Premiere CIT Musical Society Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music Director
2018 Close Signal House and Poppin Productions Landor Sace, Clapham, London Producer
2017 Beryl and Eejit Poppin Productions and DoItYerself Theatre Upstairs, Dublin Director/Producer
2017 Cats Phoenix Productions Premier Hall, Thurles Production Manager/Marketing Designer
2017 Putting it Together The Irish College of Music Theatre Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire General Manager/Marketing
2016 Peter Pan Phoenix Productions Premier Hall, Thurles Marketing PR
2016 Bravery The Irish College of Music Theatre The Sean O’Casey Theatre, Dublin General Manager/Marketing
2016 Cabaret The Irish College of Music Theatre The Helix, Dublin General Manager/Marketing
2015 Landscapes English National Opera Bloomsbury, London Ass. Producer/Company Mang.
2015 Beauty & the Beast Phoenix Productions Premier Hall, Thurles Producer/PR
2015 Duodeca (Workshop) Poppin Productions London Producer/Artistic Director
2015 Aladdin (Panto) Poppin Productions The Source Arts, Thurles Director
2014 Bugsy Malone Phoenix Productions Premier Hall, Thurles Production Manager/PR
2014 The Wizard of Oz Presentation School Premier Hall, Thurles Multimedia Designer
2013 Into The Woods CIT Musical Society Curtis Auditorium, Cork Producer/Artistic Director
2013 Once upon a Dream Dwan Academy The Source Arts, Thurles Multimedia Designer
2013 Magic of the Movies Cork Arts Studio Cork Opera House Multimedia Designer
2013 Cabaret Sauvignon Amanda Neri L’Attitude, Cork Producer/Artistic Director
2013 La Passiones Amanda Neri Triskel Christchurch, Cork Producer/Artistic Director
2013 Phantom of the Opera Phoenix Productions Premier Hall, Thurles Production Ass./PR/Graphics
2013 Showman Rob Vickers The Mill Theatre, Dublin Multimedia Designer/PR
2012 A New Brain CIT Musical Society The Half Moon, Cork Producer/Artistic Director/PR
2012 Heaven Can Wait Amanda Neri English Market, Cork Producer/Artistic Director/PR
2011 Tick, Tick… Boom! CIT Musical Society Stack Theatre, Cork Producer/Artistic Director/PR
2011 Les Miserables Phoenix Productions Premier Hall, Thurles PR/Props/Programme Copyist
2011 A New Brain CIT Musical Society Stack Theatre, Cork Producer/Artistic Director/PR
2010 Oliver! Phoenix Productions Premier Hall, Thurles PR/Props/Programme Copyist
2010 Opening Night CIT Musical Society Curtis Auditorium, Cork Producer/Artistic Director/PR
VIDEO WORK: FILM/PROMO VIDEOS/MUSIC VIDEOS
2017 Putting it Together – Promotional Video The Irish College of Music Theatre Promotional Video Filmmaker
2017 Obsidian 1000 Beasts Music Video Filmmaker
2016 The Rock All Stars The Rock All Stars Wedding Band Promo Video Filmmaker
2016 Rob Vickers – Home Promo Rob Vickers Theatre Show Promotional Video (Music Video) Filmmaker
2016 Omaha 1000 Beasts Music Video Filmmaker
2016 The Children of Lir (The Joseph Higgins Project) Padraig Trehy Feature Film Production Manager
2016 Cabaret The Irish College of Music Theatre Promo Videos Filmmaker
2015 All Shook Up Teachers Musical Soc. Promo Video Filmmaker
2015 Beauty & The Beast Phoenix Productions Promo Video Filmmaker
2015 Phoenix TV Phoenix Productions Documentary Director/Filmmaker
2015 Duodeca Poppin Productions Promo Video Director/Filmmaker
2014 Vitriol Eamonn B. Shanahan Short Film Director/Filmmaker
2014 Workspace Eamonn B. Shanahan Short Film Director/Filmmaker
2014 Shem the Penman Sings Padraig Trehy Feature Film Directors Assistant
2014 Audition Spotlights Irish College of Music Th. Documentary Filmmaker
2014 Degree Show Review CCAD Degree Show Documentary Filmmaker
2014 Bugsy Malone Spotlights Phoenix Productions Documentary Director/Filmmaker
2014 La Vie En Rose Derby Browne Music Video Director/Filmmaker
2014 Pigalle Derby Browne at NCH Live Recording Filmmaker
2014 Unexpressed The Central Chorus Live Recording Filmmaker
2013 Why don’t you do right Lorraine Hogan Music Video Director/Filmmaker
2013 Sustain Eamonn B. Shanahan Short Film Director/Filmmaker
2013 Are We There Yet? Collaborative Art Exhib. Promo Videos Filmmaker
2013 Phantom of the Opera Phoenix Productions Promo Video Filmmaker
2013 Monfort College Monfort College Promo Video Filmmaker
2013 The Delighted Eye Catherine Daly Promo Video Filmmaker
2013 Showman Rob Vickers Promo Video Filmmaker
2013 Seamus Murphy Padraig Trehy Feature Documentary Directors Assistant
2012 Lir Eamonn B. Shanahan Short Film Director/Filmmaker
2012 Narcissus Eamonn B. Shanahan Short Film Director/Filmmaker
2012 So in Love Amanda Neri Music Video Director/Filmmaker
2012 Irish Folk Music Amanda Neri Documentary Director/Filmmaker
2012 Heaven can Wait Amanda Neri Music Video Director/Filmmaker
2012 Live at Lismore Castle Mark Buckeridge Live Recording Filmmaker
2011 Bon Appetite Amanda Neri Opera Short Director/Filmmaker
ART EXHIBITIONS
2015 The Curious Eye Catherine Daly The Source Arts, Thurles Curator/Producer
2014 Na hOibreacha CCAD Degree Show Crawford Art College Chairperson/Exhibitor
2014 Workspace Solo Exhibition Alliance Francaise, Cork Curator/Exhibitor
2014 Workspace Solo Exhibition The Source Arts, Thurles Curator/Exhibitor
2014 Workspace LCA Graduate Show Lismore Castle, Waterford Exhibitor
2013 Are We There Yet? Collaborative Art Exhib. Half Moon St., Cork Producer/Director/Exhibitor
2013 The Delighted Eye Catherine Daly Nenagh Civic Office Ass. Curator/PR
PHOTOGRAPHY – Promotional Shots, Headshots, Performance Photography
Putting it Together
Live Performance Photo.
Band of the Defence Forces
Live Performance Photo.
The Key Notes
Portfolio Photography
Ciaran Bermingham
Headshots/Audition Tapes
Molly Lynch
Portfolio Photography
Deirdre Masterson
Portfolio Photography
Cabaret
Live Performance Photo
Elle Daniel
Headshots
Voci Nuove
Portfolio Photography
Josephine Maguire
Portfolio Photography
Duodeca
Studio Performance Photo.
Grace Bergin
Agency Photography
Nicole McDonagh
Portfolio Photography
Lorraine Hogan
Portfolio Photography
Amanda Neri
Portfolio Photography
Ryan Grace
Portfolio Photography
Kenneth O’ Flynn
Political Campaign Photo.
Brian Raftery
Portfolio/Headshots
Fiona Flavin
Headshots
Peter Pan
Live Performance Photo.
Colm O’ Regan
Headshots
Take Me or Leave Me
Live Performance Photo.
Neuf Said
Live Performance Photo.
Sarah Maginer
Portfolio Photography
Jabronies
Live Performance Photo.
Jack Rossiter
Headshots
Michelle Cooke
Portfolio Photography
Bugsy Malone
Live Performance Photo.
Kelli-Ann Masterson
Portfolio Photography
Gavin Murphy
Headshots
Beauty & The Beast
Live Performance Photo.
Stephanie Browne
Headshots
Briony O’ Toole
Portfolio Photography
CSM Ball
Event Photography
 
GRAPHIC DESIGN
2017 Phoenix Quartet Annie Blake Concert Poster
2017 Sweeney Todd Teachers Musical Society Theatre Poster
2016 Tech Zone IT Services Brand development and Digital/Print Design
2016 Juno Paints Ireland Paint Supplier Brand development and Digital/Print Design
2016 Peter Pan Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster & Programme Design
2016 Bravery The Irish College of Music Theater Theatre Poster
2016 42nd Street Teachers’ Musical Society Theatre Poster & Programme
2016 Cabaret The Irish College of Music Theatre Theatre Poster & Programme
2015 Aladdin The Source Arts Centre Theatre Poster & Programme
2015 All Shook Up Teachers’ Musical Society Theatre Poster & Programme Promotional Graphics
2015 Broadway here I come Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics
2015 Beauty & the Beast Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster & Programme
2015 Duodeca Poppin Productions Promotional Graphics
2014 Ragtime Teachers’ Musical Soc. Theatre Poster & Programme
2014 Boogie Shoes Dwan Academy Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics/Program
2014 Trust the Wind Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics
2014 An Evening of Jazz Briony O’ Toole Theatre Poster
2014 Chatroom Eoghan Moloney Theatre Poster
2014 OITO Summer Festival Opera in the Open Theatre Poster & Programme
2014 Bugsy Malone Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster & Programme
2014 “XII” Concept Album Briony O’ Toole & Cian MacSuibhne Poster & Album Cover
2013 Cabaret Sauvignon Amanda Neri Theatre Poster
2013 The Italian Connection Amanda Neri Theatre Poster
2013 Madness Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster
2013 Musical Memories MyTH Productionrs Theatre Poster
2013 Love & Other Complic. Nicole McDonagh Theatre Poster
2013 Diva in Training Molly Lynch Theatre Poster
2013 Once upon a Dream Dwan Academy Theatre Poster
2013 La Passione Amanda Neri Theatre Poster & Programme Promotional Graphics
2013 Are we there yet? Independent Exhibition Exhibition Poster & Programme Promotional Graphics
2013 Phantom of the Opera Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster & Programme Promotional Graphics
2013 Final Recital Michelle Cooke Theatre Poster
2013 Parade Byran Flynn Productions Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics
2013 Term Poster Dwan Academy Promotional Poster
2013 Le Chat Noir Clarie Heffernan & Gemma Sugrue Concert Poster
2013 Sunnyside Montessori School Posters, Flyers etc Promotional Graphics
2012 Little Wishes Dwan Academy Theatre Poster
2012 Pro-Painters Painting Contractors Posters, Flyers, Business etc.
2012 Elouise Flannery Exhibition Poster Promotional Graphics
2012 Recital Molly Lynch Theatre Poster
2012 Un Bacio di Speranza Amanda Neri Theatre Poster
2012 L’Histoir d’Amour Theatre Poster
2012 Rockin’ Around the Tree Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics
2011 A New Brain CIT Musical Society Theatre Poster & Programme
2011 Tick, Tick…Boom CIT Musical Society Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics
2011 Don’t Stop Believing Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics
2011 The Sound of Music Phoenix Productions Theatre Poster Promotional Graphics
2010 Opening Night CIT Musical Society Theatre Poster
ONLINE MARKETING   WEBSITE DESIGN & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Padraig Trehy Director Website padraigtrehy.com
The Irish College of Music Theatre Private College Website & Social Media theirishcollegeofmusictheatre.com
Juno Paints Ireland Paint Supplier Design & Marketing
Killian Collins Director Website killiancollins.com
Shem the Penman Sings Again Movie Website shemthepenman.com
Sweeney Todds Barber Shop Barbers Website & Social Media sweeneytoddsbarbershop.net
Bryan Flynn Productions Production Company Website, Social Media & Basic eCommerce bryanflynnproductions.com
Rob Vickers Singer Website robvickersofficial.com
Are we there yet? Exhibition Website & Social Media awty2013.com
Phoenix Productions Production Company Website & Social Media phoenixproductions.ie
Catherine Daly Artist Website, basic eCommerce & Social Media catherinedalyartist.com
Lorraine Hogan Singer/Artist Website & Social Media lorrainehogan.com
Sunnyside Montessori School Website & Social Media sunnysidemontessori.net